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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he do...
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Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he doesn't like the ending.

Ferrell returns to film this summer in the adventure comedy "Land of the Lost," a big-screen remake of the 1970s TV series.
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  • CAA agents stage exodus to rival United Talent Agency

    CAA agents stage exodus to rival United Talent Agency
    Two of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies are at war. Creative Artists Agency suffered a major blow this week with the defection of at least 10 agents representing stars including Chris Pratt, Ed Helms and Will Ferrell to rival United Talent Agency...
  • Starter Jason Hammel laboring through some early spring struggles

    Starter Jason Hammel laboring through some early spring struggles
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The brief appearance of actor-comedian Will Ferrell as an opponent just diverted attention from the early struggles of Jason Hammel. "It's hard to get pissed off at myself because you have Will Ferrell running around the field,"...
  • Will Ferrell to play every baseball position on 10 teams for HBO special

    Will Ferrell to play every baseball position on 10 teams for HBO special
    Before his comedy career, Will Ferrell was an accomplished athlete, playing football, soccer and basketball in school. Now he's getting a chance to expand his skills on Thursday by traveling to Major League Baseball's spring training in Arizona and...
  • Will Ferrell set to suit up for Cubs and White Sox on Thursday

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — White Sox and Cubs players expect comedian Will Ferrell to provide plenty of laughs when he suits up for their teams and eight other Cactus League clubs Thursday. Baseball acumen is not anticipated. Ferrell will attempt to play...
  • Cubs 4, Dodgers 3: Justin Turner stays hot

    Cubs 4, Dodgers 3: Justin Turner stays hot
    AT THE PLATE: Justin Turner, who batted .340 in his first season with the Dodgers last year, was two for four with a two-run double in the fourth inning. The utility man is batting .308 this spring. "Everything's on the nose," Manager Don Mattingly said....
  • 'Get Hard': Kevin Hart prison comedy has a hard time with critics

    The new comedy "Get Hard" stars Will Ferrell as a clueless hedge-fund manager who narrow-mindedly enlists one of the only black guys he knows, a car washer played by Kevin Hart, to toughen him up for an impending prison term. Here's hoping that Ferrell,...
  • Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart buddy up in the cliched 'Get Hard'

    Kevin Hart is Hollywood's current favorite comic it guy. He's been playing the best black friend in one film after another: "Think Like a Man" 1 and "Too" opposite Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence Jenkins and Romany Malco; "Ride Along," 1 and soon to...
  • For 'Get Hard' director, race-themed satire is a tricky enterprise

    At the SXSW Film Festival premiere of  "Get Hard," an audience member stood up and challenged director Etan Cohen, angrily proclaiming that the R-rated comedy's riff on black-white assumptions was racist. As the Kevin Hart-Will Ferrell movie opens...
  • Ferrell, Hart defend 'Get Hard' after a jolt of criticism

    In the annals of film festival flops — from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes — the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy. After the film premiered last week at the South By Southwest Film...
  • Movie review: 'Get Hard' squanders Ferrell, Hart

    "Get Hard," the prepping-for-prison would-be comedy from Will Ferrell and comedian-of-the-moment Kevin Hart, is about as funny as life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or laughter. Hart stars in a role that sounds similar to the one from...
  • Movie review: Salt and Pepper don't add up to enough laughs in �Get Hard�

    Kevin Hart finds himself shoehorned into a Will Ferrell buddy comedy in "Get Hard," a politically incorrect romp that only rarely romps. It's a "Trading Places" variation, with Ferrell as James, a top dollar fund manager busted by the Feds and set to...